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The Obama Vacation is ON

The world can wait.

Despite the momentous events in Eastern Europe, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have decided not to cancel their scheduled vacation in the Florida Keys.

According to the White House Schedule, the Obamas will travel to Miami Friday for an official event, which will be done by mid afternoon, and then proceed to Key Largo for the weekend.

There,they are set to relax at the ritzy Ocean Reef Club, which has two championship golf courses.

The Obamas have already vacationed this year in Hawaii, where they rang in the New Year. On Presidents Day Weekend, he traveled to California for a golf extravaganza while she skied Aspen.

This sends exactly the wrong signal to everyone involved in the current crisis and to the jackals around the world watching to gauge American resolve and seriousness. I think the criticism of this will extend well beyond White House Dossier and the handful of others who routinely track Obama’s frivolousness.

But, what the heck – it’s golf, and I’m sure Michelle really wants to go.

Another Obama Vacation?

Updated 8:52 pm ET Yes, the battlers for the struggling middle class were planning to go on vacation AGAIN this weekend, but the happy idyll may be RUINED by world events. It would be the Obamas’ – each of them – third vacation of the year. And it’s only March. But alas, it may not… Continue Reading

Obama Vacation Paradise to be Invaded by Indian Casino

A Native American tribe says it will open a casino this year just down the road from President Obama’s vacation town in Martha’s Vineyard, potentially drawing an influx of small-bet gamblers to the exclusive resort area favored by the president and his wealthy friends and allies. The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head plans to establish… Continue Reading

Obama Takes the Week Off

President Obama appears to be mostly taking the week off, making a rare sojourn at Camp David through Tuesday before celebrating the Fourth of July and then heading out on the campaign trail. Obama presumably also has his usual August vacation lined up as well, though it’s not been announced where he will be headed.… Continue Reading

Michelle Stays Home

It appears the weekend’s excursion to Williamsburg by the Obama family has been cancelled for everyone because the stalemate over the budget ended a bit too late. It was announced by the White House yesterday that President Obama would stay home, and there is no evidence that his plans have changed or that the first… Continue Reading

Enjoy Your Vacation, Mr. President

And no, that’s not meant to be snarky. Obama leaves today on a ten day trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Now, it’s fair game to quibble with some of the PLACES Obama vacations. Mahthah’s Vinyahd and Hawaii just don’t look right to some people, though of course the president is FROM Hawaii. And the constant weekend… Continue Reading

Obama Didn’t Swim in the Gulf of Mexico

Not technically, anyway. He swam in something called St. Andrews Bay, which is connected to the Gulf. But St. Andrews received tarballs just like those floating in the Gulf, so he did fulfill his presidential petroleum immersion duties. And in fact, we give Obama extra credit for swimming near a place called “Alligator Point.” I… Continue Reading

The Obamas’ Panama City Hotel

A lot of people are interested in where the Obama’s stayed while in Panama City, Florida. Though it was hardly top secret, I wasn’t comfortable writing about it while they were there for security reasons. But now that they’re gone – they just got back to Washington – let me introduce you to the Bay… Continue Reading

The Obamas Go on a Boat Ride

Here’s a photo: The pool report from Panama City, FL: Potus’s boat, a converted 50-foot Navy Launch called the “Bay Point Lady” left the dock at 9:20 a.m. local time. Flotus and Sasha are also aboard. Bo apparently is back at the hotel. U.S. Coast Guard vessels trailing along. Potus, flotus and Sasha made their… Continue Reading

The Photo: Obama Goes Swimming in the Gulf

And he brought Sasha in too. Here’s the White House photo release. No coverage was allowed. Obama mentioned today that he didn’t want more photos circulating of him half naked, and Michelle more than concurred. However, not much fish has been consumed yet. From the pool report: Some details on POTUS, FLOTUS and Sasha’s lunch… Continue Reading